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2022 Beta Film Festival – The Online Show

Dig in and enjoy the online show of the 2022 Beta Film Festival, including an exclusive look at 'So Far...We've Made It This Far'.

Beta’s second-annual festival program premiered Saturday, March 5th at the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. Featuring some 70 minutes of diverse, inspirational and entertaining films–including an exclusive first look at our very own ‘So Far…We’ve Made It This Far’–we’re happy to bring this online program to all Beta Pass and Outside+ members. We hope you enjoy the 2022 Beta Film Festival.

Full Film Line-Up:

Premiere: So Far…We’ve Made It This Far 

In constant search of the edge, a dynamic crew toes the line between risk and reward during an eight-day traverse of a remote subrange deep in British Columbia’s Chilcotin mountains. “So Far, We’ve Made It This Far” is an adventure film by Peter Wojnar, featuring Kenny Smith, Margus Riga, Kevin Landry and Fraser Newton. Run Time: 10:00. 

Bandit Hill 

In a world that feels so heavy, it’s hard to find things that lighten the mood, bring joy, and make you smile. But, if you look hard enough, try hard enough, and tap deep into your imagination, places of magic still exist. Places like Bandit Hill, Jill Kintner’s own world of whimsy. Produced by Juicy Studios. Run Time: 3:40  

On Season: A Winter Weekend with Bellingham’s Shire Crew  

The Shire crew, including Spencer Baldwin, Ian Carpenter and Scotty Scamehorn, are three of the PNW’s most prolific trailbuilders. Satchel Cronk spent a winter weekend around their hometown of Bellingham, Washington, digging trails and riding bikes. Run time: 4:30

Crossover Starring Christian Rigal

Christian Rigal is becoming a household name in the mountain bike community for his fast paced, all-out approach to riding. His history in BMX is undeniable with some of the most stand out video parts of a generation but his new passion for mountain biking is a breeding ground for creativity and a chance to look at the world with fresh perspective. Rigal’s latest video part “Crossover” is his interpretation of how to ride a trail bike and what you can build when you collaborate and bring together a group of like-minded friends. To the purists, his different approach to riding might feel like a far cry from the more traditional side of mountain biking, but for Christian, it’s been a refreshing new way to push himself and see what’s possible on a big bike. Filmer: Darryl Tocco. Run Time: 3:30.

Cloud Nine 

In this beautifully shot and scored video, Specialized rider Spencer Rathkamp delivers a personal note on mental health and how the seemingly simple act of riding can positively affect it. Produced by Alto Visuals. Run Time: 6:00.

SiiHasin

The powerful story of Claudia Jackson, her community, and the Tour de SiiHasin, a 400-mile annual bike ride across the Navajo Nation founded as an act of strength and resilience. The ride brings the community together for cultural connection, healing, wellness, and togetherness. The SiiHasin bike program was created to celebrate the simple fact that everyone should be able to experience the joy and freedom that only a bike can bring. That journey across the landscape takes you to places physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually that you might normally never go. The SiiHasin short film follows the riders during the ninth annual Tour de SiiHasin. Produced by Brooke Hopkins and Peter Gilbert in partnership with Giant Bicycles US. Run Time: 10:35

Why I Ride

Why I Ride is a self-shot short film by Louis Citadelle that pays tribute to all the aspects of mountain biking that I have learned to fall in love with. A journey through intense emotions and outstanding locations with the only goal in mind to reap the rewards of a narrow piece of trail awaiting to put a big grin on my face. Run Time: 6:00.

The Chase 

As women’s freeride pioneer Claire Buchar moved away from official competition, she found herself connecting with her surroundings in the moment and embracing the mental and physical challenges of a big day on the bike. When it’s late fall in Buchar’s Sea to Sky backyard, it always feels like the changing season is chasing away that last bit of warmth, dirt and light, before it’s time to fully embrace the winter. Filmed by Ollie Jones. Run Time: 2:20.

A Letter to Aptos 

805 Presents: A Letter To Aptos, the story of Ryan “R-Dog” Howard. R-Dog was born and raised in the small beach town of Aptos, California – just outside of Santa Cruz and home to some of the best mountain biking on offer and the grounds of the iconic Post Office dirt jumps. His passion was never really in racing as a kid. For Ryan it was all about riding with style and poise. His all-for-fun mentality that he brings to every ride and his wide grom-like smile are inspiring others to hit the trails. Watch as we uncover how a small beach town and an empty dirt lot shaped Ryan into the person and the rider that he is. Bikes have taken him all over the world, but he always comes back home to the mountains of Aptos with a smile on his face. Run Time: 19:06

Still have some popcorn left? Check out the 2021 Film Festival program HERE.